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All ADM Blog Posts Tagged 'SEO' (399)

Power of the Pixel

The power of the pixel is immeasurable. It’s why CEOs of digital powerhouses are being summoned to testify in Washington, DC.

 

Congressional testimony aside, companies use pixels to track consumer behavior throughout their web journey in order to understand, advertise and monetize.

 

Facebook and Google tracking don’t stop with…

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Added by Jim Flint on April 30, 2019 at 7:56am — No Comments

Rethinking the NFL Draft Model—Marketing as QB

Tonight four of the top draft picks in the NFL Draft are expected to be quarterbacks. Meanwhile, two of the top 32 will be wide receivers.

 

Recently I visited with one of the top collegiate quarterback coaches in the nation.

 

“There’s a saying in football that the further away you get from the ball, the less a part of the team…

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Added by Jim Flint on April 25, 2019 at 7:02am — No Comments

Granting 3 Wishes to Take the Wish Out of Marketing

If given three wishes by a genie to help better support our clients’ goals, I’d ask these three questions:

 

  1. What’s your cost per sale?
  2. What’s your impression share for your name?
  3. How many salespeople do you have?

 

Sure, there are hundreds of questions to ask. Millions of data…

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Added by Jim Flint on April 23, 2019 at 7:47am — No Comments

Speed Matters – Consumer Website or Dealer Website Google Ads

Annual announcements are nothing new for Google. If nothing else, Google rolls out new marketing elements, metrics and key performance indicators on a daily basis. If any company knows change, it’s Google. The Google algorithm changes approximately 500 to 600 times a year.

 

As SEO and SEM experts know, you have to test your assumptions when…

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Added by Jim Flint on March 22, 2019 at 7:12am — No Comments

100% Digital Doesn’t Mean 100% Coverage

A decade ago we fought through an economic recession that drove an automotive depression. Dealers across the nation refashioned their business models as Internet departments developed into Internet dealerships.

 

Much time, energy, and teeth-gnashing abounded as old-school met new-school and an industry that can be decades behind in technology…

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Added by Jim Flint on March 12, 2019 at 7:19am — No Comments

Spring Selling Season

The time is now. Spring selling season is upon us. When your inventory, personnel and plans are in the right spot on February 20th, your 2019 is set up to work to your maximum advantage.

Five of the best six seasonally-adjusted sales months over the years happen between March and August. …

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Added by Jim Flint on February 22, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments

Knock-Knock—It’s Amazon

Google and Facebook, Watch Out! There’s someone approaching in the rear-view mirror, and it’s Amazon.

 

Don’t worry about Amazon pursuing automotive retail--think expensive land and expensive cattle (aka cars). As far as the desire to pursue automotive advertising--think cloud ready and margin friendly.

 

The duopoly of Google and…

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Added by Jim Flint on February 12, 2019 at 7:51am — No Comments

Common Currency

The concept of common currency is such a great idea. Except that for the most part, people want their own currencies. Dealership employees want their own pay plans. 180 currencies are used in 195 countries across the world. And even Bitcoin is trying to establish a different currency at some level.

 

The common currency for marketing metrics for…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 22, 2019 at 7:08am — No Comments

Value and Values

We’re known for knowing the value of advertising, and through the years, we’ve become very familiar with our values.

 

Value and Values. Two different things.

 

Local Search Group’s values do much more than establish the monetary worth of something. Our Values--summed up in the 7 C’s below--help govern our thoughts and beliefs-- and…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 18, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

STAT!

Heading into the New Year, even the speed of speed seems to be picking up speed.

Commercials compress. Attention spans shorten. Faster is better. Learn it quickly. Make the adjustment. Get to where you are going sooner.

 

Significant business strides will be made with Over The Top (OTT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and…

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Added by Jim Flint on January 11, 2019 at 7:13am — No Comments

Watch Out, Google Is about to Supercharge Reviews!

These days, reviews are an incredibly important part of the purchase process for all retail businesses. In fact, according to a recent article, online reviews influence a whopping 93% of consumer purchasing…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on November 30, 2018 at 7:25am — No Comments

Four Things You Need to Be Successful at SEO (+Bonus Infographic)

Search engine optimization can be a confusing thing.

As search engine algorithms frequently change many find it hard to keep up with the latest trends and best practices in order to maintain high website rankings.

 

Well, the 800-pound gorilla in the room…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on November 19, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Data-Backed Strategies to Use Videos In Your Marketing Mix

Marketing your business these days may seem less straightforward than the TV ads of the past, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be easy. In fact, with the right mix of video content you can attract customers more effectively and more economically than ever before. Read on to learn the best ways to use video content in your marketing.

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1. Ads on Social Media

As we covered in…

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Added by jon nigbor on October 23, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Recent Trends for SEO in the Automotive Industry

Latent Semantic Indexing

Latent semantic indexing, or LSI, influences SEO marketing more and more as Google does a better job understanding search intent.

To be effective with SEO you have to know how LSI influences how a consumer searches for a car…

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Added by Jon Hedges on October 12, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Where Oh Where Has the Service Department Gone?

Arguably, one of the most important marketing channels any dealership has is their website. Think about it. How much money do you spend simply to get customers there? When you combine all marketing efforts including, but not limited to, SEO, SEM, some third-party listing sites and…

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Added by Brett Sutherlin on October 12, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Infographic: Understanding Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for 2018 and 2019

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Added by Ralph Paglia on October 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Vendor
5 Things Every SEO Strategy Needs

In this industry, we invest plenty of time trading SEO strategy and concepts with each other for reciprocal advantage. It’s an amazing thing. Not every industry does this. Unluckily, we spend less time in discussing about how to grow our own SEO plans. While every SEO plan is – and should be –…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on September 27, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments


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A Path to Save Dollars on Your Marketing Cost per Car Sold

A majority of a car shopper's touchpoints occur online, so it would be silly to neglect the value of a strong digital presence. Fortunately, more and more dealerships embrace marketing online -- as shown in the NADA's 2017 report: 55.4% of a dealer's advertising is spent on the…

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Added by Dane Saville on August 1, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments


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Learnings from an Analysis of 10,000,000 Car Shopper Search Queries

Your keywords, of course, are vital to your digital strategy. That's why you need to select and prioritize keywords from local car shopper searches. Any smart marketing agency will use its own network of dealerships to determine the most effective way to net new traffic and leads.

So, we…

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Added by Dane Saville on July 18, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Automotive Website SEO: Free Webinar July 25, 2018

ADM members are invited to attend an exclusive webinar presentation on technical search engine optimization (SEO), designed specifically for automotive websites. Hedges & Company will be presenting the free webinar on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT.

The focus of the webinar, Part 1 of a two-part series, will be on optimizing for technical SEO.

We wanted to start with technical…

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Added by Jon Hedges on July 13, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

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